This Week In Coworking (Week 33, 2020)

👋 Welcome to This Week In Coworking for Week 33!

This week we share 7 written updates, 3 podcast conversations and 2 videos you may have missed from across the coworking world.


This week in coworking…


🎉 €12M in funding for regional work hubs in Ireland.

The National Association of Community Enterprise Centres (NACEC) & Enterprise Ireland announced a €12M stimulus fund.

What’s been interesting to read is that their rationale is that “Without financial support many of these centres will not be in a position to support companies rebuild and recover after the impact of COVID-19, or to face the challenges and opportunities emerging from Brexit and transition to a low carbon economy.

Read more about this here. (
Read the action plan here. (
Get info on the fund or apply here. (

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🎂 Women Who Cowork turns 4!

This week Women Who Cowork celebrated 4 years of creating safe and inclusive spaces for women and non-binary people of the coworking movement 

👉 Wish them a happy cakeday. (Twitter)

🤗 Cat Johnson shared a heartfelt & inspiring open letter to coworking. 

In an open letter that’s taken social media by storm, Cat shares about her coworking story, and some thoughts about the Future of Coworking, the global community, an unnecessary tension, our collaborative potential and a brighter vision.

👉 Read more about this here. (

🤹‍♂️ 4 ways coworking spaces can support members’ mental health.

Laura from WomenWhoCowork asks “How are you cultivating the psychological health and safety of those within your community?” and shares 4 steps you can take right now to support your members’ mental health.

👉 Read more about this here. (

🇩🇪 48 hours left in German Coworking Federation survey.

The GCF is conducting an anonymous survey to examine how the pandemic is affecting coworking spaces in German speaking countries. Spaces in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are invited to respond, and results will be shared publicly in August. 

👉 Read more about this here. (

💨 3 ways to improve ventilation in your building or coworking space.

According to the EPA, there are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality: source control, improved ventilation, and air cleaners. In this post Cecilia covers all three of them.

👉 Read more about this here. (

👋 8 new partner communities in 5 countries.

We’re delighted to welcome the following 8 communites who recently joined the included perks network, and thank them for signing up to improve the business value of their memberships:

🇺🇸 The Industry (Bonita Springs, Florida)
🇲🇾 iCube Innovation (Sarawak, Malaysia)
🇮🇳 KOLAB (Bangalore, India)
🇨🇦 Duncan Mill Hive (North York, Ontario)
🇺🇸 1700 Higgins Centre (Des Plaines, Illinois)
🇬🇧 The Loft NW6 (London, United Kingdom)
🇺🇸 CoCreate Lexington (Lexington, South Carolina)
🇺🇸 Ascender (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

🎙 Coworking conversations to listen to.

Rowena Hennigan compares remote working and emergency working-from-home.
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Casey Godwin (Flex Space Advisors) discusses the outlook of the CRE market for coworking operators.
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Alberto Di Risio (Coworking Resources) discusses the 2020 global coworking growth study.
🎧 Listen in. (

📹 Coworking videos to watch.

📯 Town Crier declares every 9th August as RYE Coworking Day! The Town Hall of a Rye (a town in England) lent the Space Coworking team their official Town Crier to make the proclamation more official. 👉 Watch this historic moment here. (

🙋‍♀️ The first of Coworking Impact Series videos was released on Coworking Day. The video series launched on Coworking Day with a number of coworking spaces around the world sharing what coworking means to them. 👉 Watch this here. (

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